The effects of the recession clearly haven't yet impacted on the household of the nation's official grandmother, with Buckingham Palace looking for someone to work as the Royal Horological Conservator -- managing the royal estate's collection of clocks.
The job, which carries a tidy salary of £31,200, requires the successful clock specialist to travel across the country maintaining the royal timepieces, covering everything from Prince Philip's trusty Boer War pocket-watch to whatever gaudy G-SHOCK model Prince Harry currently favours.
A Buckingham Palace FAQ suggests the royals have two full-time "horological conservators" on the payroll at any one time, whose job is literally to wind the 350+ royal clocks up every week and make sure they all work. [The Mirror]
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